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Event only open to Black LGBTQI+ folks
QTPOC Decolonizing Health Series:
Centuries of colonialism, enslavement, genocide, and imperialism has made queer and trans POCs (QTPOCs) vulnerable to de-humanizing structures that make “home” contentious places for us. We are a people who are constantly being displaced — from our bodies, our lands, our safe spaces, our communities, our agency, our humanity, and ultimately from our health. This QTPOC Decolonizing Health series is a home and a community where QTPOCs can be in conversation and in movement around liberatory practices of decolonizing ourselves and society. Through dialogues, storytelling, performances, and vi...sual arts, we create a shared space to root ourselves in our ancestry, with the ultimate goal of charting a path of liberation into ourselves and reclaiming our health.
Black LGBTQ Focus -We Carry Our Ancestry in Our Bodies:
In this first session in the QTPOC DH series, Déjà Baptiste invites the Black queer &/ trans community* into a house of conversation about the indigenous memories our bodies carry. As a people whose ancestry has been violently erased from history — within both white and Black/Afro society — Black LBTQ folks go on extensive journeys into the past in order to affirm ourselves in the present. As we flip through the archives of history looking for reflections of ourselves that will affirm our right to exist, Déjà challenges the Black LGBTQ traveler to also look within ourselves — for our blood and bones carry the origin stories that we seek.
Déjà is the creator and host of The Déjà Speaks and a contributor at Black Witch Chronicles. She is an artist and healer by way of Cap-Haitïen, Haïti and Miami Gardens, FL. When she is not speaking or performing, Déjà is an intimacy specialist, performs oracle readings where she offers intuitive guidance, practices as a makeup artist, and loves any opportunity to be near water.
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Hosted by Queer the Land and Liberation Medicine School
Food will be provided
*This event is only open to Black folks who identify as LGBTQI+